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Equality Is Not A One-Day Theme

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Women’s empowerment takes patient investment; it’s not just a one-day theme. With the same principle in mind, Anjita Solanki was empowered to sell digital paintings through a certain online convenience. After the birth of her first son, her involvement reduced for assisting her husband in his business for marketing. After the second son, she took a complete break from it. However, she was always on a search to be able to fulfill her passion of doing something on her own.

Once she visited an art exhibition and noticed the demand for paintings which gave her the idea of selling paintings online on Amazon.in. She joined in September 2015 and since then there has been no looking back. Her business has grown well and made an annual revenue of Rs.30 lakhs, approximately in 2017.

In the backdrop of International Women’s Day, IKEA Foundation provided a grant of €3.5 million (28 crores) to support its partner Pradan with a women’s empowerment programme in India. The women living in rural communities are able to organise themselves into strong self-help groups. These groups give them a stronger voice within their families and villages and enable them to take charge of their lives. They are now advocating for better healthcare and schools for their communities.

The 1st Mumbai Edition of Women of India Organic Festival is going to be held in the hub of India’s most varied offerings of organic products ranging from food, wellness, personal care, home improvement, kitchen composters and solar products. The aim is to celebrate and promote women entrepreneurs and farmers in the organic field from across India.

The aim is to raise awareness in the health and environmental advantages of organic goods, provide a platform for women engaged in it and boost the development of sustainable and easily accessible sales outlets for women producers from the remotest corners of India.

Equality works better for everyone. More money in the hands of women has an emancipatory effect, helping them improve their own opportunities in life. In addition to the same, women often spend much of their own incomes on nutrition and shelter for their children, when women earn a sustainable income their children are more likely to grow up healthy and go to school.

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The CSR Journal Team

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